Mitsubishi launches first of two new vessels for Philippine Coast Guard

Image: Philippine Coast Guard.
Image: Philippine Coast Guard.

Japanese yard floats out 94m multi-role response vessels (MRRV).


Mitsubishi Shipbuilding has launched the first of two new 94m multi-role response vessels for the Philippine Coast Guard from its Shimonoseki Shipyard.

The vessel is a modified variant of the Kunigami-class patrol vessels in service with the Japanese Coast Guard and will enter service in March 2022, while the second vessel will follow three months later.

It has a maximum speed of 24 knots and a range of over 4,000 nautical miles and can operate under sea-state six.

The MRRV’s primary functions will be maritime law enforcement, search and rescue, and humanitarian and disaster relief.

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